The Mettler Release
Taking Time for Relaxation and Recovery
Greetings! 
 

Winter is fully upon us and I hope you are staying safe and warm.

 

In these frigid and dark days, we can easily forget to make room for the things that soothe and revive our sagging spirits. If you would like to treat yourself (or someone special) to a much needed time of tranquility and pampering, I encourage you explore our selection of massage options.

 

Besides relaxation, studies continue to show muscle therapy provides a wide variety of tangible health benefits. Think of massage as necessary part of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The same goes for post-workout recovery. Learn about the importance of implementing muscular recovery after training below.


Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Owner/CEO
The Wonders of Massage
The Wonders of Massage

You don't need to have a specific problem to engage in massage for it's health benefits. In fact, we regard massage as a preventative care (like exercise, rest, and nutrition) which helps healthy people stay healthy.

 

Here are 15 ways massage therapy can keep you healthy:

  1. Relieves stress
  2. Lessens depression and anxiety
  3. Improves muscles flexibility
  4. Improve joint mobility and range of motion
  5. Relieves chronic pain
  6. Improve immune function by stimulating the lymph flow
  7. Speeds recovery time after injury
  8. Releases endorphins (the body's natural painkiller)
  9. Improve sleep
  10. Increases energy
  11. Improves circulation
  12. Alleviate low-back pain
  13. Reduce headaches and migraines
  14. Ease medication dependence
  15. Reduce spasms and cramping
Did you know it's estimated that for every dollar spent now on wellness saves $3 to $4 on health spending later in life? Invest in your health. Explore the types of massages offered at Mettler.

Have questions about massage therapy? Ask an Expert! 
Too Busy for Recovery
Too Busy For Recovery?

Many of us are guilty of skipping on recovery activities thinking the important activity, our workout, is what really matters. So what is considered "recovery" anyways?

 

Recovery could including stretching, foam rolling, gentle yoga, massage, or rest days. If you are a regular exerciser and these words are not a part of your vocabulary, you may be on your way to over-training, injury, or worse.

 

Exercise breaks down muscle tissue; therefore, giving your body time to rebuild is essential to your overall long-term gains. A helpful way to view recovery is by perceived exertion during your training. 

 

Here is a guideline on what healthy recovery looks like.

 

Rating of Perceived ExertionTotal Quality of Recovery
Maximum exertionMaximum recovery
Very HardVery good recovery
Slightly hardReasonable recovery
LightPoor recovery
No exertionNo recovery


Individuals should find a balance which works for them. There is not one standard that works for everyone. Ideally, with recovery you feel better and better as time transpires.

 

If you are resting for a few days and your body does not feel improving each day this may be a sign something more serious is going on and you should consult with you doctor. In summary, you need to be as committed to recovery as you are to your workouts!

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Offer expires: 2/28/14
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Save $5 off when you purchase a massage of 60 minutes or longer. 
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Valentines Couples Massage
Valentines
Couples Massage

Need an idea for Valentine's Day? How about a relaxing side-by-side massage with your sweetie? Spaces are limited. Sign up at Member Services.

 

Date/Time:

Fri., Feb. 14, 1-7 p.m. 

Sat., Feb. 15, 10 a.m - 4 p.m.

 

Cost:

$135/couple (Member)

$150/couple (Non-member) 

Upcoming Events 
 
View our class schedule for the most current information.
Metabolism Testing

No longer seeing results? Learn about Metabolism Testing during this informative session with personal trainer, Bart Lindsay. Sign up at Member Services.

 

Date: Friday, February 28

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Studio C

Cost: FREE

Train with an MMA Pro
Train with MMA Pro

Interested in boxing? Here's your chance to work one-on-one with UFC and IFL veteran Mark Miller. Suitable for all skill levels. Half hour training available as single sessions or packages of 5 or 10.

 

Member: $42

Non-member: $50 

SilverSneakers
Fitness Program

We are happy to announce Mettler Center has been approved as a SilverSneakers participating location. We are currently finalizing contract details and will informed you of acceptance once confirmed.

Tay & J Show

If you're a faithful listener to the 93.5 ESPN show "The Tay & J Show," you may hear Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner reminisce about services at Mettler. Both personalities are exploring all that Mettler has to over the next two months.

Saturday Ballet Fit

Due to the popularity of Ballet Fit, we've added another class on Saturday morning. We now offering this fun class for all levels on the following days:

 

Tuesdays at 5:35 p.m.

Saturdays at 9:10 a.m.

Grocery Store Tours

Don't miss the Grocery Stores Tours with Jessie in February! 

 

Mon., Feb. 24, 1-2 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

 

Sign Up at Member Services.

New Year & Classes

We have added several new classes and programs since the new year to give you more times and variety to keep your exercise fun and effective.

Check out:

- Ballet Fit

- Kettlebell & Conditioning

- Suspension Training with Erin

- Muay Thai Kickboxing 

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